40tude Land's End To John O'Groats Challenge
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Take part in this fantastic journey across the UK from Land's End to John O'Groats experience the hustle and bustle of cities, the tranquillity of the rolling fields, and quaint villages. The ride will be 950 miles and will raise money for 40tude. Come to experience the UK at its finest.
Land's End to John O'Groats
Sun 17th Jul 2022
Penzance, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Land's End, Penzance TR19, UK
Sun 17th Jul 2022
Land's End to John O'Groats :TBC
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Land's End to John O'Groats
Day 2: Land's End - Okehampton (100 miles)
Following the coastline, you will head through the Parish of Penzance, past St Ives and through farmland up to Bodmin. From Bodmin, you will head towards Devon and follow the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park to Okehampton.
Day 3: Okehampton - Bath (114miles)
You will continue Northeast through rolling fields of Devon, passing Exeter and up towards the Blackdown Hill. You will head into Somerset for a lunch stop. After, you will head on the undulating roads of the Mendips. Feel the burn as you tackle some climbs that will reward you with fantastic views.
Day 4: Bath - Ludlow (91 miles)
This route will be slightly less hilly as you cycle out of Bath and past Bristol. You will be following the River Severn through Frampton and stopping for lunch in Gloucester. The route will then begin to head Northwest following the England-Wales border.
Day 5: Ludlow - Haydock (95 miles)
The day will begin heading through rolling farmlands and forests of the Shropshire hills. Then you will continue northeast through towns and suburbs up towards Warrington.
Day 6: Haydock - Carlisle (120 miles)
This day will be one of the longest rides, there will be lots of hills to tackle along the way, cycling through Wigan and will begin undulating past Adliington and Chorley. Make sure to conserve your energy as you ride as there are plenty of hills.
Day 7: Carlisle - Edinburgh (100 miles)
Crossing the border over to Scotland you will begin to. tackle more hills. You will follow the River Eden and Esk into Langholm. You will then head through some traditional Scottish towns and villages including Teviothead, Branxholm and many more.
Day 8: Edingburgh - Strathdon (113 miles)
This will be the hilliest day of the challenge as you head up through central Scotland. Heading out of Edinburgh you will cross the Forth Bridge to Dunfermline and take in some incredible views. You will then take on 43 miles of mountain vistas as you tackle some awe-inspiring climbs and smooth descents.
Day 9: Strathdon - Lairg (121 miles)
You will first cycle 40 miles through the Cairngorms National Park, heading North towards Inverness. From Inverness, you will then head towards the Highlands to you finish for the day at Lairg.
Day 10: Lairg - John O'Groats (96 miles)
On the final day of riding You will head north Past Loch Shin where you will experience the magnificent views of untouched landscapes. You will ride past some fantastic places such as Bettyhill Viewpoint, Puffin Cove and Thurso before a final 15-mile push to the finish.
- Finisher's medal
- Finisher's Prosecco
- Celebration meal
- First aid
- Mechanical support
- GPX files
- Luggage transfer
- Bike transport
- Fully supported
How to get there
Land's End, Penzance TR19, UKGet full directions
Accommodation is included on a twin-sharing basis, there will be some nights where you may need to share a dorm with several other participants. You may want to pay for a single supplement and have a room for yourself, the organiser can arrange this for you please contact them in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel back to England
Transport will be provided for participants and bikes to Inverness, which is well connected to public transport. From here you will need to make your own way home.
You can arrange to have your bike transported back to London by the organiser (which is included in the cost of the challenge). You will be able to pick it up once you arrive in London.
The closest airport to the finish is Inverness airport.
There are regular trains running from Edinburgh to London. The closest train to the finish is located in Inverness and has direct links to Edinburgh.
Event day logistics
Exact times and locations will be confirmed with participants closer to the date of the event.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
- Bike transport is available from a drop-off point in London to the accommodation at Land's End on Day 1.
- Bike transport from Inverness is available on the final day - more information will be available closer to the date of the event.
Please try to raise as much money as possible for 40tude, this is a charity that raises awareness of colon cancer.
In addition to your registration fee (£299) and challenge costs (£1,999) you will need to budget for the following:
- Transport to Land's End
- Travel Insurance
- Breakfast and Lunch on the first day
- Personal expense and gratuities
- You may also want to book one of the limited single rooms at the Royal Marine Brora Hotel which will cost an extra £70 per night
- You may also want to extend your stay at the end of the trip, this will cost extra
What will the terrain be like at the 40tude Land's End To John O'Groats Challenge?
The route is fully on road throughout, there will be plenty of hills to enjoy as you ride.
What kit do I need for the 40tude Land's End To John O'Groats Challenge?
It is recommended for participants to bring the following kit: road bike (fully-serviced), inner tubes, helmet, cycling shorts and water bottles / camelback hydration system.
Is there a doctor at the 40tude Land's End To John O'Groats Challenge?
Yes, there will be a UK doctor with full medical expedition medicine training on hand at all times.
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